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Bulletin: 20th September 2013

DECC stokes greener heating with £6m fund (BusinessGreen)
UK Government looking to support council projects drawing heat from renewable, sustainable or recoverable sources in England and Wales

Birmingham City Council plan to provide cut-price energy (Birmingham Mail)
Latest council to develop it's own Energy Services Company

Don't buy biomass heat, councillor tells authority (Southampton Daily Echo)
Helius plant


Approval for wind turbines sparks protest at 'ring of steel' (Herald Scotland)

Alstom tidal turbines to power up Sound of Islay (BusinessGreen)
ScottishPower Renewables confirms it will deploy up to four Alstom devices at its 10MW project

Viking heartened by government support (Shetland News)
Higher 'strike price' for island renewables welcomed. By some.

Lib Dems' nuclear U-turn shows they realise we can't say 'no' to everything (Guardian)
Mark Lynas on the LibDems

Nuclear fuel on the bonfire of Liberal Democrat principles (Guardian)
Caroline Lucas MP on LibDems

Tory donor knocks the wind out of Coalition’s green energy ‘sales’ (Independent)
Supporter says the Government is missing huge investment opportunities due to its ‘misleading’ eco policies

Donald Trump’s wind farm protest ‘costing jobs’ (Scotsman)
Donald Trump’s legal challenge to an offshore windfarm in Aberdeen bay has been criticised by environmentalists who claim he is putting jobs at risk and costing the Scottish taxpayer.

Wales Green Energy Awards Finalists Announced (
First Welsh awards organised by Renewables UK

Utility companies: has their business model become redundant? (Guardian)
A lack of trust, rising fossil fuel prices and restrictive regulation are threatening to undermine the big six energy companies

European renewables industry calls for legally binding 2030 targets (Blue and Green Tomorrow)
The European renewable energy industry has written to the European parliament, urging it to set a legally binding target for 2030

The politics of dam-building: Opening the floodgates (Economist)
The great rivers of China are being dammed, regardless of the consequences


Bulletin: 16th September 2013

RHI solar thermal potential (H&V News)
Solar Trade Association predicts a third reduction in costs after RHI rollout next year


Leadership from local authorities is needed for community energy to grow (Guardian)
Support from local government is needed if projects are to move from the 'big six' to the 'big 60,000'

Hydro power bids for Denbighshire (BBC News)
Community venture

Training fund from wind farm company (Herald Scotland)
TCI Renewables


Japan turns off last nuclear reactor amid fears of surge in gas prices (Guardian)
Global demand for gas a backdrop to business concerns


£500m spending priorities unveiled (BBC News)
Cornish European cash priorities

Sustainable energy for all is not just about dishing out cookstoves (Guardian)
Universal energy access is a laudable aim, but attempts to achieve it must take on board local contexts and sensitivities


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